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Communism in Theory & Practice: Black Marxism in the United States

Narrower Keywords to use for searching

Black Marxism African Blood Brotherhood
Black nationalism Communist Party USA (CP)
black power movement Radicalism

Angela Davis

Civil Rights Movement
Stokely Carmichael Anticommunism and civil rights

REFERENCE SOURCES

Black Nationalism (Ogbar, Jeffrey O. G.. "Black Nationalism." Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century, edited by Ed. Paul Finkelman. Oxford African American Studies Center, http://www.oxfordaasc.com/article/opr/t0005/e0002 (accessed Thu Oct 18 14:33:41 EDT 2018).  SEARCH FOR "Black Nationalism" in Oxford African American Studies Center database to retrieve this item.

Communist Party and African Americans (Gellman, Erik S.. "Communist Party and African Americans." Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, edited by Ed. Kwame Anthony Appiah. , edited by and Henry Louis Gates Jr.. . Oxford African American Studies Center, http://www.oxfordaasc.com/article/opr/t0002/e1017 (accessed Thu Oct 18 14:38:50 EDT 2018). SEARCH FOR "Communist Party and African Americans" in Oxford African American Studies Center database to retrieve this item.

SECONDARY SOURCES

The Archive of Black Marxism and the Story of Twentieth Century Black Radicalism by Minkah Makalani   This is the second day of the AAIHS’ roundtable on Hakim Adi’s Pan-Africanism and Communism. We began with an introduction by Keisha N. Blain and remarks from Gwendolyn Midlo Hall. In this post, Minkah Makalani offers a brief historiographical overview and raises questions about the limitations of the archival sources on which Adi relies."

Check out the book on reserve in the library, Letters from Langston, which is edited by two women whose families were active in the civil rights movement and who came to speak at Bentley a few years ago.  The book has many references to communism and the civil rights movement.

Black Marxism : the making of the Black radical tradition / Cedric J. Robinson – SEE MS. BOGAS FOR ACCESS. (electronic resource only available by going to UC Berkeley)

PRIMARY SOURCES

Speech Delivered by Angela Davis at Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles (1972) ("Speech Delivered by Angela Davis at Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles (1972)." Oxford African American Studies Center, http://www.oxfordaasc.com/article/ps/ps-aasc-0509 (accessed Thu Oct 18 14:35:53 EDT 2018).